Responses for show #4976 - Monday, April 10, 2006

Contestants

John Dickas, a congressional staffer originally from Portland, Oregon

Van Tarpley, a seminary student from La Mesa, California

William Lee, a software engineer from South San Francisco, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $30,000)

Jeopardy! Round responses

HIDE & SIKH
KICK THE CANNES
RED ROVER, RED ROVER
DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE
LET'S PLAY "TAG"
MARCO POLO
(Alex: MARCO!) (Audience: POLO!) (Alex: Thank you very much!)
    $200 1
Hinduism

Van
    $200 3
Charlie "Bird" Parker

Van
    $200 4
Utah

Van
    $200 22
Mother Goose

Van
    $200 17
(Van: What is an ID tag?)

a nametag

WilliamVan
    $200 8
Venice

John
    $400 2
a river

John
    $400 27
Michael Moore

John
    $400 5
JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab)

Van
    $400 23
a ducktail

Van
    $400 18
an antagonist

John
    $400 9
the Great Wall of China

John
    $600 7
om

John
    $600 28
The Conversation

Van
    $600 6
air bags

William
    $600 24
a lame duck

Van
    $600 19
Tagalog

Van
    $600 10
coal

Van
    $800 15
Punjab

William
    $800 29
Kurosawa

John
    $600 13
Niels Bohr

Van
    $800 25
goose-stepping

John
    $800 20
stagnate (stagnant accepted)

Van
    $800 11
the half

Van
    $1000 16
the Golden Temple

William
    $1000 30
(Alex: And that's the famous Academy Award-winning director [*].)

Billy Wilder

Triple Stumper
    $1000 14
Sojourner

Triple Stumper
    $1000 26
eider

Van
    $1000 21
(John: What is a septagon?)
[Originally ruled incorrect; reversed before Double Jeopardy! Round]

a heptagon

VanJohn
    $1000 12
Jerusalem

Van

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

William Van John
$1,400 $4,000 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

William Van John
$2,600 $9,000 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

LET'S GO TO HARVARD
ENTERTAINERS
POSITION PAPERS
(Alex: We'll deal with clues from the Alabama Institute for...)
DEAF & BLIND
LITERARY TERMS
MILITARY RHYME TIME
    $400 1
(John: Who are the Aztecs?)

the Mayans

VanJohn
    $400 23
Jerry Lewis

William
    $400 2
sitting

John
    $400 20
hike

John
    $400 15
George Bernard Shaw

William
    $400 3
(Van: Who are the Marines?)

a green Marine

VanJohn
    $800 8
The Canterbury Tales

William
    $800 24
Catherine Keener

William
    $800 11
Crouching

John
    $800 21
Helen Keller

William
    $800 16
free verse

Van
    $800 4
a bigger trigger

John
    $1200 9
Saul Bellow

Triple Stumper
    $1200 25
50 Cent

John
    $5,000 12
(John: What are massing armies?)

standing

John
    $1200 26
Braille writers

Van
    $1200 17
epistolary

William
    $1200 5
(William: What is a...?)

a French trench

William
Triple Stumper
    $1600 10
string theory

John
    $1600 29
Max Weinberg

William
    $1600 13
kneeling

Van
    $1600 27
(John: What is dermatuscophy?)

taxidermy

VanJohn
    $5,800 18
(Alex: Oh, look at the score. You can, uh--you do the math. If you made this a True Daily Double and were correct, you'd be in the lead.)
(William: You're a good salesman, Alex. I'm going to go for it. True Daily Double.)
(Alex: I wasn't trying to sell it--I was just trying to inform you of the possibility.)
(William: Okay.)
(Alex: Here is the clue. Good luck.)
...
(William: Uh, what is a... what is a [*]?)
(Alex: Yes.)
[Applause]
(Alex: Where did you get that response? Did you figure it out? How did you do it?)
(William: I...)
(Alex: ...or guessed?)
(William: That was the first word that came to my head.)
(Alex: Well, it worked.)

a wedding

William
    $1600 6
a hyper sniper

John
    $2000 22
Thomas Hobbes

William
    $2000 30
Tito Puente

John
    $2000 14
squatting

John
    $2000 28
The Blind Boys of Alabama

Triple Stumper
    $2000 19
dreadfuls

Van
    $2000 7
a steep Jeep

William

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

William Van John
$17,200 $16,200 $9,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

MEMORIALS
(Alex: This has been one of our best games in quite some time; all three of you performing superbly well and the possibility of a big payday exists for all three of you.)
JohnWhat is the Potato Famine?
$9,200
VanWhat is the Irish Potato Famine?
$16,200
WilliamWhat is the Irish famine?
$15,300
the Great Potato Famine in Ireland

Final scores:

William Van John
$32,500 $32,400 $18,400
2-day champion: $62,500 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

William Van John
$13,000 $16,400 $14,200
14 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
22 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
19 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $43,600

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